We make fashion fair and safe 

    Social responsibility all along the textile supply chain 

    Work must be dignified, safe and fair. As is the case with most fashion labels, we are not the owners of the factories where our products are produced. However, we do want to ensure that the people who create our products work under safe and fair working conditions.
    OLYMP maintains very reliable and long-term business relations with its international manufacturing partners, above all for our core product, the shirt. In total, we work together with only eight shirt companies - and with some of these for decades. In this way, we ensure that our quality standards are maintained and we provide the foundation for the ongoing improvement of social standards. 

    We make fashion fair and safe 

    Social responsibility all along the textile supply chain 

    Work must be dignified, safe and fair. As is the case with most fashion labels, we are not the owners of the factories where our products are produced. However, we do want to ensure that the people who create our products work under safe and fair working conditions.
    OLYMP maintains very reliable and long-term business relations with its international manufacturing partners, above all for our core product, the shirt. In total, we work together with only eight shirt companies - and with some of these for decades. In this way, we ensure that our quality standards are maintained and we provide the foundation for the ongoing improvement of social standards. 

    The well-being of the people who produce our products is at the heart of my work. We face these challenges with determination and together with our partners.

    Helen Zitzelsberger, Corporate Responsibility at OLYMP

    The well-being of the people who produce our products is at the heart of my work. We face these challenges with determination and together with our partners.

    Helen Zitzelsberger, Corporate Responsibility at OLYMP

    The 6-person sustainability team at OLYMP is in constant and direct contact with the production companies
    outside of Germany in order to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards.
    We consider ourselves here as a partner on equal footing, accompanying the producers in their development
    towards a more sustainable production. As important as audits and certifications are: We attach great
    importance to getting an accurate picture for ourselves of the local conditions during regular visits to
    our production partners.
    In addition, we are involved in initiatives and organisations in the industry with the aim of jointly achieving sustainable
    improvement in working and social standards in the supply chain. 

    The 6-person sustainability team at OLYMP is in constant and direct contact with the production companies outside of Germany in order to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards. We consider ourselves here as a partner on equal footing, accompanying the producers in their development towards a more sustainable production. As important as audits and certifications are: We attach great importance to getting an accurate picture for ourselves of the local conditions during regular visits to our production partners.
    In addition, we are involved in initiatives and organisations in the industry with the aim of jointly achieving sustainable improvement in working and social standards in the supply chain. 

    Our commitment at a glance 

    Our commitment at a glance 

    SA 8000

    Since 2006, OLYMP has been working to the internationally respected and recognised social standard SA8000®. The SA8000® standard is based on the implementation of a management system that enables manufacturers to incorporate minimum social standards permanently and effectively into their companies. Two of our largest production companies that together manufacture almost 35 percent of the shirts sold by us have been certified for years.

    amfori BSCI

    OLYMP has been a member of the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) since 2008. We have therefore undertaken to abide by the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, which defines the basic values and principles for responsible action across all links in the supply chain. This code is based, among others, on the core working standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Global Compact and on the national law of each country concerned.

    ACCORD on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

    The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was created in May 2013 and was a response to the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. The Accord is a legally binding agreement between western brands, retailers and trade unions designed to permanently improve the safety of workers in the clothing industry in Bangladesh. OLYMP signed the Accord in November 2013 and has since made great progress in terms of implementing fire safety and building safety measures.

    Ban on forced labour: OLYMP declaration
    on the UK Modern Slavery Act



    Modern slavery is a crime and is a violation of fundamental human rights. OLYMP rejects all forms of forced labour, all manifestations of modern slavery in the form of bonded labour and servitude, forced and compulsory labour and modern human trafficking. We regularly inspect our direct suppliers and partners to ensure that they are acting in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. With the following declaration, OLYMP is giving a clear signal that it rejects all forms of forced labour and modern slavery and is therefore fulfilling its own voluntary undertaking as a responsible global company.

    Ban on forced labour: OLYMP declaration on the UK Modern Slavery Act


    Modern slavery is a crime and is a violation of fundamental human rights. OLYMP rejects all forms of forced labour, all manifestations of modern slavery in the form of bonded labour and servitude, forced and compulsory labour and modern human trafficking. We regularly inspect our direct suppliers and partners to ensure that they are acting in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. With the following declaration, OLYMP is giving a clear signal that it rejects all forms of forced labour and modern slavery and is therefore fulfilling its own voluntary undertaking as a responsible global company.

    We are proud of this

    Having worked for decades to promote safety and fair working conditions in our supply chain, we have achieved a lot for the people in the manufacturing countries. We are proud of this and it encourages us to do even more, day for day.

    We are proud of this

    Having worked for decades to promote safety and fair working conditions in our supply chain, we have achieved a lot for the people in the manufacturing countries. We are proud of this and it encourages us to do even more, day for day.

    We have already achieved a lot on our way to sustainable supply chains. The OLYMP RESPONSIBILITY REPORT provides an overview of the progress we have made.

    We have already achieved a lot on our way to sustainable supply chains. The OLYMP RESPONSIBILITY REPORT provides an overview of the progress we have made.

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